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Re: Another help request!!
« Reply #30 on: December 10, 2012, 06:20:37 pm »
Disk /dev/sdb: 8075 MB, 8075083776 bytes
189 heads, 39 sectors/track, 2139 cylinders
Units = cylinders of 7371 * 512 = 3773952 bytes

Device boot.  Start.    End.  Blocks.      Id.   System
/dev/sdb1.        2.     2140.  7881728.   b.   W95 FAT32

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Re: Another help request!!
« Reply #31 on: December 11, 2012, 01:09:26 am »
Is the SDcard 8GB ?

And what are you trying to do .. what is your final goal ?
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Re: Another help request!!
« Reply #32 on: December 11, 2012, 09:32:22 am »
Hi yes it's 8GB SDHC card- I want to be able to save files onto / use existing files on USB sticks. At the moment USBs are not showing up so can't access at all.
Also is it normal to be able to save only onto partition folder in SD card?
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Re: Another help request!!
« Reply #33 on: December 11, 2012, 12:13:01 pm »
I'm fairly (but not 100%) sure the EeePC's used a union file system to use one of the SDcard slot as expansion for the Home folder.

You cannot save files to / (root of the file sytem) whilst logged on as a regular user, or without root privileges .. you can ONLY save to your Home folder.

Ignoring the fact that USB stick currently won't mount .. what is the problem you're having with saving to your SDcard ?

How many SDcard slots does your EeePC have ? .. I know on the Acer Aspire One (with Linpus Lite), only the left hand SD slot is used for Home folder expansion, the right hand SD slot acts as a normal SD card reader .. maybe it's the same on the EeePC ?
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Re: Another help request!!
« Reply #34 on: December 20, 2012, 12:39:57 am »
Hi - thanks, it just has one SD slot. I saved a test doc onto SD card and it saved and read ok. But - I saved a load of word docs / photos onto the SD card from a PC and now I can't open it at all on my eee. I am trying to open it via file manager and it says: you do not have enough permissions to read /home/user/MMC-SD. When I put USB in a window pops up initially saying it's there but then no icon for it appears and still can't see it's files.

Do I need to log in differently or get permissions somehow? Do you think I need to take it somewhere to get it fixed? Many thanks

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Re: Another help request!!
« Reply #35 on: December 20, 2012, 01:05:59 am »
No, you need to recursively take ownership of the SDcard .. but first we need to find where it's mounted

With that SDcard inserted, can you post the output from:
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mount

[EDIT]

I'm putting this link here for future reference .. seems Xandros may do things a little differently:
http://wiki.eeeuser.com/howto:sd_permissions

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Re: Another help request!!
« Reply #36 on: December 22, 2012, 07:38:18 am »
Hi
/home/user>mount
Rootfs on / type rootfs (rw)
/dev/sdal on / type ext2 (ro)
Unionfs on / type union fs (rw,dirs=/=rw:/=ro)
Proc on /proc type proc (rw)
Sysfs on /sys type sysfs (rw)
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Re: Another help request!!
« Reply #37 on: December 22, 2012, 07:46:23 am »
Contd..
devpts on /dev/pts type devpts (rw)
tmpfs on /dev/shm type tmpfs (rw)
tmpfs on /tmp type tmpfs (rw)
usbfs on /proc/bus/usb type usbs (rw)

Also - is my operating system xandros? Or how do I find out?
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Re: Another help request!!
« Reply #38 on: December 22, 2012, 11:16:14 am »
Yes it *probably* is (a customised version of) Xandros .. can you open a terminal and send the output from:
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ls -a  /etc/udev/rules.d

It seems Xandros (on the EeePC) mounts the SDcards in your home folder as root, but then gives you (as a regular user) permission to read and write to it .. so let's see what happens if we follow the instructions in the link I added to my last posting to changing the permissions.

Send the output from the above commands, and we'll go from there.



Can you also run:
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kwrite /etc/udev/rules.d/50-xandros-udev.rules
and tell me if you can find a line that reads:-
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BUS=="usb", KERNEL=="sd[!0-9]", NAME="%k", MODE="0660", GROUP="floppy", SYMLINK+="disks/Removable/%k", RUN+="/usr/bin/usbstorageapplet zip %k"
?



My "real" advice would be to ditch Xandros and install Peppermint 3 which would be more up-to-date, and easier to fix if/when things like this go wrong (as it's better documented because it's Ubuntu based) .. but I'm guessing you don't want to hear that .. am I right ?

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Re: Another help request!!
« Reply #39 on: December 23, 2012, 01:14:34 am »
Hi here is the output
./.              10-usbphone.rules.  Z60_alsa-utils.rules
../.              11-hplj10xx.rules.   Z60_xserver-xorg-input-wacom.rules
025_libsane.rules. 50-xandros-udev.rules
030_ifplugd.rules.  99-iPod.rules
/home/user>kwrite /etc/udev/rules.d/50-xandros-udev.rules

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Re: Another help request!!
« Reply #40 on: December 23, 2012, 01:20:50 am »
Contd...
Yes I found the line.

How tricky is it to install peppermint? I just need to use eee to type up assignments in plain text with photos - so I guess just a quick fix will do unless it's quite straightforward!
I will have a go at the instructions on the link you posted.
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Re: Another help request!!
« Reply #41 on: December 23, 2012, 03:10:11 am »
Installing Peppermint is VERY easy, there are a lot of people on the Peppermint forum that use it on 4GB EeePC's .. but there's a trick to getting it to install on a 4GB drive.

By default the installer expects a 4.8GB drive .. don't ask me why, probably a remnant from its Ubuntu heritage .. yet the Peppermint install is much smaller than that, so you have to create a LiveUSB, boot to it, edit a single file, then install.

If you have a 2GB or larger USB stick (4GB or lager would be better), you can boot to a fully working Peppermint running from the USB stick so it makes NO changes to Xandros on the HDD/SSD .. so you can take it for a test drive before installing, then if you like it install it, if you don't no harm done .. Xandros will still be there, just reboot without the USB stick and your back to Xandros.

Let me know if you want to give it a shot .. and how you get on with those instructions from the link.

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Re: Another help request!!
« Reply #42 on: December 30, 2012, 09:15:44 pm »
Hi thanks for that I might give the peppermint a go at some point. I logged in as root by typing in su - and typed the first line /etc/udev/rules.d/50-xandros-udev.rules
It said permission denied - am searching online for alternative ways to allow user to access usbs/sd cards but no luck so far! Can I just log in as root every time? Thanks

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Re: Another help request!!
« Reply #43 on: December 30, 2012, 10:11:35 pm »
Open a terminal .. and run:
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sudo -i
then
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kwrite /etc/udev/rules.d/50-xandros-udev.rules

does it open ?

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Re: Another help request!!
« Reply #44 on: December 30, 2012, 10:28:17 pm »
Hi - no it said kwrite /etc/udev/rules.d50-xandros-udev.rules
Link points to " /tmp/ksocket-root"
Link points to " /tmp/kde-root"
Kbuildsycoca running...
And it opened a new window called rules.d50-xandros-udev.rules - text editor

I restarted it afterwards thanks

 


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